As in Europ during Christmas, the meal is very important in Chinese mind. We have the chicken which is good for health, vegetables for intelligence etc... The new year meal must be enormous because in the Chinese culture, a lot of meal means that they will lack nothing. The most important food in this meal is the fish. Fish represent the extra, and to have a fish on this day mean that they will lack nothing. The fact to not finish the fish is also a way to show it. They also eat a lot of cake because in their languages, the word cake is an homophone of growth, and eating the cakes will allow them to grow in what they want.
After the meal, Chinese peoples give this red envelope. Traditionally They were distributed by the elders to unmarried children and young people, and had above all the symbolic value of bringing luck throughout the new year. The person who receives the envelope must make a wish for the donor. Traditionally the donor say "Congratulations and make fortunes." This present can be the way that someone gives pocket money for a whole year.During visits to family and friends, in the days that follow, it is customary to offer an envelope to the children of visitors or visitors; Many are therefore careful to get supplies in small cuts before the period of the festival. Then at midnight children are allowed to explode the firecrackers and the fireworks. To prevent from accident, private firecrackers are forbidden in some region by the electric firecrackers.
Now we are going to talk about the history of this event